Counterfeit bills used across Durham lead to charges for two

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Published June 18, 2024 at 12:13 pm

Counterfeit cash suspects

The use of counterfeit bills at several businesses across Durham Region has led to numerous charges for two men.

East Division officers, who patrol Clarington and Scugog, arrested the pair on June 12. Investigators accused them of producing fake cash and then using that counterfeit money at several businesses. They did not share which businesses were ripped off.

David Neal, 47 of Toronto, is charged with;

  • three counts of possession of counterfeit money,
  • using counterfeit money,
  • nine counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000,
  • fraud under $5,000,
  • making counterfeit money, and
  • failure to comply with a release order.

Sheldon Kelly, 67 of no fixed address, is charged with;

  • four counts of possession of counterfeit money,
  • three counts of using counterfeit money,
  • nine counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000,
  • three counts of fraud under $5,000, and
  • making counterfeit money

Neal remains in custody pending a bail hearing while Kelly was released. Investigators believe the pair used more fake cash at other businesses who have yet to report it.

Anyone with information can call police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1641 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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